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UWFox Scholars Series Presentation to Focus on ‘Film Essentials’

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Photo of Troy Perkins The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley is hosting its next Scholars Series presentation on Monday, October 15 when Troy Perkins, associate professor and coordinator of the radio, TV and film program at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh presents, "Film Essentials." Perkins' lecture and discussion will be from noon from 1:00 p.m. in Perry Hall on the Menasha campus.

Perkins has been described as, "...an ambitious, industrious and sensitive filmmaker. Troy is a respected teacher of film who instills in his students a love for story — the stories inside the great films he teaches."

As a filmmaker, Perkins explains that, "I am also proud and honored to be able to bring the rural Wisconsin landscape and characters to film. My themes often deal with the modern, rural experience."

Perkins is the coordinator of UWO's radio-TV-film academic program and has just finished serving several years as the scriptwriting chair for the University Film & Video Association. "As RTF coordinator, I have begun the process of bringing our program into the 21st century through new alumni connections, new technology usage and acquisition, and curricular redesign," he said.

Perkins earned his bachelor’s degree at UWO and received his master’s degree from New York University.

The UWFox Scholars Series is free and open to the public, with unreserved seating. For more information about the Scholars Series, contact the UWFox Office of University Relations, 920-832-2611 or email david.hager@uwc.edu.

Posted 10/11/2012